Celebrando Acción de Gracias

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level B1

Read and listen to this text about Thanksgiving. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs, El Presente de Subjuntivo and El Futuro Simple.

Exercise: Celebrando Acción de Gracias

Listen to the audio, then read the transcript. Click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons which you can add to your Kwiziq notebook to practise later.

Text by Silvia Píriz and audio by Inma Sánchez.

Q&A relating to this exercise 2 questions, 2 answers

GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS 2

la oración: TOMAREMOS una tarta de manzana. How does "tomar" become "to have" and why not use "comeremos" or "teneremos"? Or, is there another verb "to have" which can be used in the form of "we'll have" as meant in the sentence, such as "tener"?
Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Garry,

yes, we can also use the verb "tomar" for "eating" or "drinking", which we decided to use here in this reader; "tomar unas tapas" (to have some tapas) or "tomar una copa" (to have a drink)

Saludos

Inma

ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS 2

la oración: TOMAREMOS una tarta de manzana. How does "tomar" become "to have" and why not use "comeremos" or "teneremos"? Or, is there another verb "to have" which can be used in the form of "we'll have" as meant in the sentence, such as "tener"?

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GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

EXERCISE: CELEBRANDO ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS

En la oración: Espero que mi madre COCINE un pavo asado riquisimo con un relleno hecho de pan y maiz de salvia. What is the conjugation of "cocine", please? 

cooks, has cooked, will have cooked

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Garry,

cocine is the present subjunctive of the verb cocinar. When we express "to hope that [someone does something]" in Spanish we use this tense. 

There are lots of lessons on conjugation of the present subjunctive; here are the lessons for the regular verbs. Also, a specific lesson on esperar que + present subjunctive

I hope they are useful.

Regular -ar verbs in the present subjunctive

Regular -er and -ir verbs in the present subjunctive

Esperar que + present subjunctive

Saludos

Inma

EXERCISE: CELEBRANDO ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS

En la oración: Espero que mi madre COCINE un pavo asado riquisimo con un relleno hecho de pan y maiz de salvia. What is the conjugation of "cocine", please? 

cooks, has cooked, will have cooked

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